Intel introduced new Intel Core processors today, extending the availability of its Intel Core processor family to more stylish, ultra-thin laptops.
Ultraportable laptops - less than an inch thick and weighing just 2 to 5 pounds - offer the performance, battery life and connectivity consumers need on-the-go.
Based on Intel's 32 nanometer (nm) technology manufacturing, the processors are more than 32 percent smaller and deliver more than 32 percent better performance, all in a lightweight design. These new processors also reduce power consumption more than 15 percent, resulting in great battery life, according to Intel.
"Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel. "Intel's leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life. Not only are laptops becoming ultraportable, but with the new processors inside, users will see faster response times and less waiting."
Specifically Intel is launching 4 new Intel Core ultra-low voltage processors:
- Intel Core i7-660UM (1.33GHz, 2.40GHz with TurboBoost, 4MB L3), Intel Core i5-540UM (1.2GHz, 2GHz with TurboBoost, 3MB L3), Intel Core i5-430UM (1.2GHz, 1.73GHz with TurboBoost, 3MB L3), Intel Core i3-330UM (1.2GHz, no TurboBoost, 3MB L3)
Key features include:
- Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Intel Hyper Threading Technology
- Intel HD graphics (Graphics core speed 166Mhz ~ 500Mhz)
- 18W TDP
- New ULV Intel Pentium ultra-low voltage processor U5400 (1.20GHz, no TurboBoost, 3MB L3, Graphics core speed 166Mhz ~ 500Mhz)
- New Intel Celeron ultra-low voltage processor U3400 (1.06GHz, no TurboBoost, 2MB L3, Graphics core speed 166Mhz ~ 500Mhz)
Processors that feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology will automatically accelerate performance, adjusting to the workload to give users an immediate performance boost when needed. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, available in Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 processors, provides responsiveness and helps reduce latency when performing several tasks simultaneously. With Intel HD Graphics, the processors deliver high-quality visuals and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback.
In addition, recently announced Mobile Intel 5 Series Chipset designed for use with the ULV-based laptops expands support for multiple video and audio options, enhanced data and PC protection with Intel Anti-Theft Technology and robust data protection for users' digital assets.
More than 40 designs are expected from computer makers such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI, and will be offered at a variety of price points beginning in June.